19th Century Seven Dials: There’s Nowhere Better to set a Murder

Something else really important about Seven Dials. It was where the execution broadsheets first came from detailing accounts of executions in London and the trade started in the 17th century. Used by ballad sellers these accounts were usually set in rhyme and could be sung out usually to the strains of a popular hymn. It is thanks to these sheets that we know so much about the lives of those executed in earlier times before the spread of popular newspapers. They were on the wane by the 1880s and the end of public executions. So Seven Dials really does have a very important place in the annals of UK and especially London crime!


About bakersfieldlad

July 2015...... I published my first book on Amazon - "Savilles Spinnney". On April 1st 2015 I published my second book - "Arsenic Sally". Christmas Day 2015 I published my third book " Murder Mystery and Mayhem on the Railways 1830-1899. That's 3 books in roughly 18 months. I enjoy researching and see no reason to stop writing. There will be many many more books and while I would love to be taken in by a publisher I am content to make my books available via Amazon. Keep checking my blogs for updates about my upcoming projects......
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